Talk Talk Business director joins Aryaka
Steven Harrington, the former director of next-gen voice at Talk Talk Business, has been appointed to lead Aryaka's EMEA business.
Harrington has taken on the role of managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and succeeds Ian McEwan, who was recently promoted to global chief revenue officer.
Harrington joined the Cloud-First WAN and SASE company in July.
Commenting on his appointment he said: “The market for enterprise connectivity and secured enterprise applications has changed radically during lockdown. Many enterprises in the EMEA region grew dissatisfied with being tied into inflexible long-term contracts. Today, as economic activity returns, businesses require maximum flexibility to adapt to new working models, rising online traffic and never-before-seen cyber security channels. We know performance matters, because when teams are productive, companies become more agile.”
In his new role the experienced telco exec will help Aryaka compete with traditional telcos – which it said are were "slow-moving" – while reviewing go-to-market models, supporting strategic hiring and supporting the growing number of EMEA clients for Aryaka’s SaaS model. He is also building the enterprise sales team.
Harrington added: ”The beauty of Aryaka’s offer is its ability to change businesses. With flexibility and performance comes agility. With more feedback about the digital experience from employees and partners come more opportunities to design and plan with confidence. We are seeking out those international, forward-looking enterprises where we can bring the most value, and as the Aryaka difference becomes clearer we are beginning to see them seek out Aryaka too.”